Virginia Tech @ Wake Forest
The #19 Virginia Tech Hokies are 7 point favorites (-7) against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this Saturday. The main reason I do not like this game is because Wake Forest won against, then #23, Florida St. last weekend (the only game I lost haha, check my tweets). Wake Forest could easily be undefeated at this point of the season with their only loss coming in the first week of the season, in overtime, against Syracuse. Also, Wake Forest is 3-0 in the ACC. The Hokies will be running into a rolling team at home, but they are no slouches either. The Hokies are 5-1 with their only loss coming from then #13 Clemson (now #8). This match-up is one to watch and enjoy; it is smart not to bet on it.
Michigan @ Michigan State
The #11 Michigan Wolverines are 2.5 point underdogs (+2.5) against the #23 Michigan State Spartans this Saturday. The Spartans are 5-1 this year with their only loss coming on the road at Notre Dame. They are coming off of a tough road-win at Ohio St. last weekend, and are favored because they are at home, where they shine. The Wolverines are undefeated this year (6-0), but this will be their first big road test of the season. Ever since the “little brother” reference (Mike Hart, 2007) the Spartans have not lost this rivalry game. It will be interesting to see how the running game of the Wolverines, led by Denard Robinson (QB), will affect the Spartans. This match-up is one to watch and enjoy; it is smart not to bet on it.
Baylor @ Texas A&M
The #20 Baylor Bears are 9 point underdogs (+9) against the #21 Texas A&M Aggies this Saturday. Baylor bounced back from their loss two weeks ago at Kansas St. with a convincing victory over Iowa St. last week (49-26). The problem with this game is I do not know which team is going to show up for the Aggies. Is it going to be the team we saw the first two games of the season, who blew out SMU and Idaho; or is it going to be the team who blew 17/18 point leads against Oklahoma St. (then #7, now #6) and Arkansas (then #18, now #10) respectively. This game will show if the Aggies are good and just had some slip-ups, or if Baylor can take down another top-tier opponent. This match-up is one to watch and enjoy; it is smart not to bet on it.
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